Every day, we will post a few brief prayers inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours.
O Lord, open my lips. And my mouth shall declare your praise.
Open to me the gates of holiness: I will enter and give thanks. This is the Lord’s own gate where the just may enter. I will thank you for you have answered and you are my savior. The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone. This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes. This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad. O Lord, grant us salvation; O Lord, grant success. Blessed in the name of the Lord is he who comes. We bless you from the house of the Lord; the Lord God is our light. Go forward in procession with branches even to the altar. You are my God, I thank you. My God, I praise you. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his love endures for ever.
Reading: 1 John 4:16
We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him.
The Canticle of Mary
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
May we welcome you into our hearts. Keep us on the right path! Help us to forgive those who have sinned against us. Keep us on the right path! Help us to follow you with our whole hearts. Keep us on the right path!
Dear Jesus, You ask us to give our whole lives to you. May we have the strength to place ourselves and all that we have in your hands and trust that you will lead us to your Kingdom. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.